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Alt News App Now Has a Fact-Check Feature to Fight Fake News

While social media has helped people connect with their friends and family in much easier ways than ever before, it has also become a...
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Fake News Storm Hits Millions in India During Polls

Veena Arora, a retired school principal in a small town of Uttar Pradesh, decided to use a smartphone in November last year for the...

Here are WhatsApp’s First TV Ads to Tackle Fake News in India

Facing flak for the misuse of its platform - ranging from casual rumors to deadly lynchings - WhatsApp has launched its first-ever TV campaign...
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Facebook Expands ‘Today In’ to 400 Cities, But Only in US

Facebook has started expanding its "Today In" section for local news and community information to make it easier for people to find news and...

WhatsApp to Train Community Leaders to Beat Fake News During India Elections

Aiming to address the challenge of misinformation during the upcomimg Rajasthan Assembly polls, WhatsApp on Monday conducted training for community leaders here, in partnership...
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WhatsApp Announces Worldwide Team to Curb Fake News, Including in India

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has announced that it has selected 20 research teams worldwide, including experts from India and those of Indian origin, who will work...

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Talks 2019 Elections, Tackling Fake News and Editing Tweets at...

We all know that Twitter is a major driver of conversations on the web, and co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey is currently on a...

Facebook Now Shows Publisher Info With Links to Combat Fake News

Facebook has been attempting to combat the spread of fake news for a while now and new feature additions for the same find...

Fake News Still Thriving on Twitter, Finds New Study

Twitter still remains a hotbed for accounts spreading fake news, suggests a new study that looked into how fake and conspiracy news flourished on...

WhatsApp Working With Jio to Fight Fake News Menace

Earlier this month, Reliance Jio's low-cost JioPhone duo received support for WhatsApp. Over 25 million new users were thereby added to WhatsApp's user base,...

Modi Appoints Panel to Combat Fake News, Abusive Social Media Usage

The Prime Minister's office has appointed a four-member committee which has been tasked with studying the nation's entire digital infrastructure and come up with solutions to...

WhatsApp Expands India Radio Campaign Against Fake News to 10 More States

From limiting message forwarding, publishing newspaper ads and introducing a reward program to flagging harmful links and developing a digital literacy program, WhatsApp is taking every step when it comes to curbing the...

Facebook Confirms Using a ‘Trustworthiness Scale’ to Rate Users

Facebook has confirmed media reports that it has started scoring at least some of its users on a trustworthiness scale. The tech giant said...

This Algorithm Outsmarts Humans at Detecting Fake News

Researchers have demonstrated an algorithm-based automated solution that is comparable to and sometimes better than humans at correctly identifying fake news stories. The system...
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India Threatens WhatsApp With ‘Abetment’ Charges For Violence After High-Level CEO Meeting

In an effort to address the concerns of the Indian government regarding the spate of brutal lynchings based on viral hoax messages circulated via...

Kerala Schools Now Have Dedicated Classes to Help Kids Spot Fake News on WhatsApp

Alarmed at the growing instances of violence spread by viral fake news on WhatsApp, the central government has sent repeated warnings to the app, in a...

Facebook Wants Pages With ‘Large US Audience’ to Verify Their Location

In its continuing efforts to purge fake news, conspiracy theories and misinformation campaigns on its platform, social media giant Facebook has just announced its...

Apple Removes InfoWars Podcasts From iTunes For Violating Hate Speech Guidelines

As part of the continuing focus of various tech companies to weed out fake news and conspiracy theories from their respective platforms, Apple has...

Facebook Partners Asian College of Journalism In Fight Against Fake News in India

In its bid to curb the spread of fake news and ensure high-quality journalism in India, Facebook on Thursday announced its first partnership in...

Facebook to Remove Fake News Posts That Could Spark Violence

In its quest to tackle fake news, Facebook has started on a new campaign to prevent the platform from being used to spread dangerous misinformation,...
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